When my dad tells a story I know didn’t happen, or relays info that I know isn’t right, do we correct him?
I tend not to correct him because it can be upsetting. I learned a new phrase: "therapeutic fibbing". It sometimes helps to go along with them if there is no harm in it.
No, you just go along with it. Sometimes the stories they my husband tells make me smile as they are so not true but a good story none the less. Just go with the flow and remember itis the dementia talking. Take care.
I do have that same issue with my sister. She insists she purchased the house we lived in, that she paid my sister’s college tuition, drove her back and forth to her dorm , etc, etc. as if our family could not have made it without her and her financial assistance. She has to make herself into the savior of our family. I let her go on and on, but shaking my head no, no, she needs to feel in charge.